Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Captain America vs. Hydra!

In between editorial illustration assignments, I like to take a break and draw some superheroes. I find it's a great way to loosen up and work out aggression. I painted this one of Captain America in action against those nasty baddies from Hydra (google them if you don't know who they are) the other night for fun. I always seem to enjoy drawing Cap. This is also one of several new paintings I'll be taking with me to sell at the Fan Expo comic-con in Toronto in about a month.

This one was painted fairly large, about 11" x 16", in gouache and ink on watercolour paper. Since it was done in gouache, it needed no pshop cleanup. If you're interested, you can check out my pencil sketch for it below:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Adventures of Superboy

This is a cover image I painted for a hard-cover collection of 1940's Superboy stories published by DC, which should be out on comic shop shelves very soon. It was a fun assignment, and gave me the opportunity to draw a light-hearted super hero image. I even got to put in a puppy.

The final painting was done in gouache and ink on water-colour paper. You can check out the original thumbnail drawing for it below, as well as a sheet of warm-up doodles I did while getting accustomed to the character.